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Osprey hunting in Lake Chipican

Reader Jeff Hunking captured this image of an osprey fishing for lunch in Lake Chipican on Sept. 16. Osprey are large, fish-eating hawks with a wingspan of 1.6 metres (five feet). Though Canada is home to one third of the world’s population, osprey are not a common sight locally. The birds are dramatic hunters able… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: A tip of the hat to school bus drivers

Nadine Wark School bus drivers deserve our highest respect for all they do, day in and day out. Of course, it’s not just the paycheque, but also their love of the job and children that gets them behind the wheel. A school bus driver must wear many hats … greeting riders, obeying the rules of… Read more »

Photographer finding a wider audience

Cathy Dobson For three decades, Sarnia’s Doug Bisson has been taking photographs and quietly marketing them around the world, but seldom in his hometown. His work hangs in venues around the globe including the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas and the world’s tallest skyscraper in Dubai. About seven years ago, an international art consultant contacted… Read more »

Sky’s the limit for new marketing venture

Cathy Dobson   Most Sarnians aren’t yet aware of what a difference a drone can make to a marketing campaign. But Anne Lannan and Mark Bandura, co-owners of Dragonfly Media, are confident that’s about to change. Both are certified Unmanned Aerial Vehicle pilots, having graduated from the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre where they learned to… Read more »

Week of Sept. 24

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday, Sept. 23 Book Discussion Author and… Read more »

Colts win opener

The St. Clair Colts, seen in purple and white, used home field advantage to defeat Wallaceburg 27-20 in senior boys high school football action on Friday, Sept. 18. Submitted Photo

Painter Emily Carr a Canadian icon

Cathy Dobson  Editor’s Note: The doors open Oct. 2 at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery on an exhibition billed as the most important art event in Sarnia’s history, the only Ontario stop for the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the third in a series of articles. It’s not surprising Lord… Read more »

Revelree music festival aims to fill Bayfest void

Cathy Dobson The directors of Sarnia’s new Revelree Music Festival are huge music fans who like both country and rock. Scott Palko and Cam Shipley say that, musically, next summer’s festival could go either way. It all depends on which world-class artist signs on the dotted line. “To be entirely honest, we’re not focusing on… Read more »

OPINION: City eyeing sponsorship deal

  Ain’t singin’ for Pepsi Ain’t singin’ for Coke I don’t sing for nobody Makes me look like a joke –  Neil Young, lyrics from “This Note’s For You” Sarnians could be seeing a lot more advertisements on public buildings, vehicles and webpages under a scheme that city hall is working on. The goal of… Read more »